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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2007

SOC 396L • Sociology of Poverty in the US

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47915 W
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
BUR 332

Course Description

This seminar reviews some of the sociological literature on poverty and related aspects of inequality in the U.S. Both quantitative as well as qualitative research on American poverty will be considered. Due the expansive size of this literature, only selective readings will be required.


For this course we will read five required books including: (1) John Iceland (2003) Poverty in America: A Handbook; (2) Ronald Angel, Laura Lein and Jane Henrici (2006) Poor Families in America's Health Care Crisis; (3) David T. Ellwood (1988) Poor Support: Poverty in the American Family; (4) Kathryn M. Neckerman, editor (2004) Social Inequality; (5) Elliot Liebow (1967) Tallys Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men.


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